Who will win the 100 meters event? (Athletics)

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  1. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    CAN I REQUEST A POLL HERE??:):):D
    MY VOTE GOES TO ASAFA POWELL AND USAIN BOLT..BUT I KNOW i can only choose 1..:p:p
     
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    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    hmm..
    Gay declares himself fit for 100m
    World champion Tyson Gay has dismissed any concerns over his fitness as he prepares for the hotly anticipated 100m showdown at the Olympics.
    The 25-year-old strained a hamstring at the US trials in July.
    But he said in a statement: "When I step on the line in Beijing, don't worry, I'll be ready to go."
    World record holder Usain Bolt, fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell and Gay are expected to challenge for the gold medal in the final on 16 August.
    Qualifying begins the day before.
    American 200m star Wallace Spearmon believes all three sprinters could run under 9.70 seconds.
    "I honestly think Bolt can run 9.6 seconds, Asafa can run 9.6 and a healthy Tyson can run 9.6," he said.
    "Four athletes ran faster than 9.90 seconds in 2004 but that might be like sixth place here."
    Gay, who turns 26 on Saturday, opted out of the US track team's training camp in Dalian in favour of completing his preparations in Munich.
    He arrived in Beijing on Tuesday in time to attend Friday's opening ceremony.

    Story from BBC SPORT:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport2/hi/olympics/athletics/7542617.stm
     
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    I predict Usain Bolt as current world record (9.72) holder will win Beijing Gold for this prestigious athletic event.
     
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    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    my heart says asafa powell
    my brain says usain bolt..
    hmmm
     
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    Usain Bolt. Asafa as good as he is, is old. Tyson Gay could be a factor, but im putting my money on bolt.
     
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    Tyson Gay failed to make it to the finals. Both Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell made it with the fastest times of 9.82s and 9.90s.
     
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    USAIN BOLT!!!! unbelievable!!! NEW WR!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING
     
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    cant believe gay didnt make it to the finals..but usain won , so..yay
     
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    The first reaction my friend's father had when he saw the time was: "this guy is on drugs" :D :D :D
     
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    How can anyone win by that distance?? Crazy. And he wound down as well :D

    I wonder what the time would have been if he hadn't have wound down :confused: 9.50??
     
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    wow, this usain bolt is awesome!!!:)
    broke the world record and wins the beijing olympic gold medal men!!!!
    some more he can dance nicely before crossing the finish line...
     
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    :rolleyes: Poor Powell, worst thing that could happen was Gay not qualifying and diverting some of the attention onto him ...

    Other than that superb performance :cool:. Bring on the 200!
     
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    He was already good/amazing at 15/16 ...
     
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    USAIN BOLT COMPLETELY DESTROYED THAT FIELD...NEW WR 9.69secs

    and he wasnt even running seriously in the last 40m!!! he was too busy enjoying the moment and celebrating! UNBELIEVABLE! INSANE!!!
     
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    i've not seen anyone running so fast in 100m and winning at huge margin... he slowed down in the last 10-20m... wat if he didnt? :eek:

    bring him for URINE TEST... :p:D
     
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    This Bolt has the potential to run under 9.50... Unbelievable.

    Wish him all the best in 200m and 4X100m...
     
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    he is 1 insane guy men!:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    i pray to god (speaking metaforically here) that he's not on drugs

    i think it's better for him he didn't go all out because this way he can break his own record again-->mo money
     
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    I don't think he is on drugs, it's about the technics which reminds me of Michael Johnson. Great technics and it looks so effortless and so nice to watch...

    Can he take 3 golds?
     
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    ok, next up for bolt is 200 meters/
     

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